Tag: Aluminum deck balustrade

Finishing Your Deck With Style And Strength

You can enjoy the outdoors, whether it's a barbecue, sunbathing, or relaxing on your deck railings and enclosures. But, you also have the assurance that your children, pets, and friends are safe and secure with stylish engineered railings. 

You should know about deck railing ideas. Your imagination and anticipation of all the possibilities for your deck's use are key factors in any aluminum deck balustrade design. You can use it as a place to relax, read, or even cook. 

These "potential uses” should all be considered when designing your railing. The look you choose should be compatible with the type of support you will need to meet your local building code and allow for future expansion.

Metal Deck Railing. It is easy to install. No sharp edges. Deck posts can be easily adapted by hardware. There are many options for colors and finishes. Aluminum rails come in standard lengths. Your contractor can safely and quickly cut them to length to reach a specific length to reach a post.

Composite railing. Composite systems are now more durable than ever, have a low maintenance cost, and can be colored in earth tones. However, they come with higher "front end” costs. 

Composite rails cannot be considered structural or heavily load-bearing so they are only suitable for horizontal plane containment and railing.

Glass Railing. Glass systems that are transparent, impact-resistant, clear, or subtly tonal can be used as modern design options for decks. In order to offer high levels of safety, impact resistance, and safety, glass railing is usually made from polymer resins such as Lexan. 

This allows for a safer design than pure "glass" which could pose safety risks. For easy installation and low maintenance, glass deck rails can be installed in long, wide runs.